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δῶρον μὲνκ.τ.λ.” The sword should do its work well, because (1) it is the gift of a foe, (2) it is fixed in hostile soil, and (3) Ajax has planted it with care.

ἀνδρὸς: cp. El. 45ἀνδρὸς Φανοτέως” (n.).

ξένων, because the sword itself had been a “ξένιον” (661 n.). He means: ‘No one ever had such cause to rue the relationship of “ξενία” as I in the case of Hector—a foe whom I had hated; for his gift has been my bane.’ See his words in 661—663. The point is missed if “ξένων” is taken as merely=“βαρβάρων”.

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